Before the Eagle Eye/Flash Flag install along the boardwalk in Venice Beach, the whole area had been simply plastered with droppings from the resident seagulls!
After the install it was almost completely gull-free.
On his follow-up visit, the Eagle Eye installation technician, Ray was heralded as a hero by the local artisans and vendors who set up shop along the famed strip--in his words, nearly making his arm fall off from shaking so many hands.

This just goes to show how great the product is when it's placed effectively, and what can come when a little ingenuity meets a desperate situation. Ray is a believer, and I am too!


Matthew Eargle

Account Manager/Technical Support

Bird Barrier America

We were approached by Standard Bank super block in Johannesburg to find a solution for their bird problems to their four buildings 3, 5, 6 Simmonds and 25 Sauer Street.

We worked hand in hand with Alfred Markram from Eagle Eye to successfully complete the project.

In total we installed 61 Flash Flags, 14 Solar Eagle Eyes, 2 wind driven Eagle Eyes and 36 Extreme sound systems across the four buildings. We installed steel bird Spikes at the entrances of the buildings where the birds took cover.

Overall Standard Bank is pleased with the results. We saw a reduction of 60% of birds on street level and on the executive floor and on the rooftop we saw a reduction of at least 90% where the birds used to form big groups.

In the future we look forward to working with Eagle Eye again.

Daniel Naude
BDP Management Consultants

If you had a domestic bird control problem during summer and never got round to it then now is the time to finally do something about it! We know how it goes there is always something else that comes up and places bird proofing your home on the back-burner like your sudden deep and compelling interest in water ballet (there was no rugby on the sports channel at the time) or having to urgently run down to the shops because cheese, chips and toilet rolls are on special all month but you’ve began to suspect that the pensioners are stockpiling.

So when the excuses are all used up and depending on how inventive you eventually become in avoiding the task at hand (reminder – it’s bird proofing your home) you are probably staring down the barrel of a cool winter chill! Pest birds don’t exactly knock on the door to come into the house so they can bask in the warmth of the heaters fiery glow (that is valiantly trying to warm up a draughty home), birds make holes in the roof and force their way in (the probable source of the drafts).
Once a pest bird has gained access into your roof the insulation from that last expensive retrofit becomes great nest building material. Sadly the insulation tends to get disturbed, destroyed or evicted once the chicks hatch and do a bit of thrashing about (although you may get some extra ‘bonus’ insulation from all those discarded feathers, bird faeces and chicks that didn’t make the first jump!).

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If you have pest birds roosting in your loft then the odd squawking territory fight and mystery scratching noises are the least of your winter worries. Pest birds bring parasitic bugs and their scratching around in the ceiling above your head creates dust. If there are any shoddy finishes with the ceiling and cornices along the walls then the dust, mites, lice, feathers, and faecal matter will filter through the gaps and lightly dust your living areas. Since we traditionally don’t open the windows in winter then there is no fresh breeze, however bracing, to clear the ever thickening air inside.

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Why Pigeons are a health hazzard

So if you have been avoiding tackling the task at hand (reminder once again – it’s bird proofing your home) then do it now! And to ensure that the birds don’t just laugh in your face at all the half-hearted attempts to block the holes in the roof (it’s rugby season after all and we can’t spend too much time wobbling around on the top of a ladder), pick up a few of our Bird Control big guns to keep the birds away. See our Popular Products page for more.

I was never sure what Wile E. Coyote was actually going to do if he finally caught The Road Runner, I do remember some T-Shirts speculating on the possible outcomes, but despite being a ‘Super Genius’ he would have been a pretty poor Bird Control Expert.

If you take a quick look at our popular products you will notice that all employ a non-lethal means of deterring pest birds from roosting in your favourite buildings. I’m sure that Wile E. Coyote and his arsenal of ACME rockets, roller-skates and TNT dynamite would have had the bird and surrounding buildings burned to a crisp or reduced to a shattered pile of rubble in his quest to catch the birds.

Let’s face it employing a lethal means of catching pest birds is a lot more effort than installing a system that is designed to keep the birds away. And if you are like Wile E. Coyote with your approach to bird control – at lot of time will be spent wrapped in bandages or in hospital.
Poison, lethal traps leave dead birds that if not dealt with ASAP will quickly stink up the place and become a health hazard. Obviously lethal methods rely on some sort of surprise element to sucker the bird into taking the bait (like surprise you’ve just eaten some poison!), so relief is temporary at best as more birds will keep flocking to fill the vacated space left by the now dead birds (they are not as smart as The Road Runner after all).

Eagle Eye Bird Control products are the real product of super genius (but not the unhinged, wild-eyed brand that Wile E. Coyote subscribes too) and as a result will continue to keep your property pest bird free without the hassle of having to continuously send off to ACME to keep your bird control arsenal topped up.

It is interesting how this little bird, the humble pigeon, can cause so much damage. With a pest bird infestation the quantity of poop generated is enormous but the layman could rationalise that due to the quantity of birds that of course there would be a sizable quantity of bird faeces generated over time– and they would be correct…but the single individual pigeon working quietly alone can be quite the open sewage system. Consider that one pigeon roosting can cover a 1m² area below in droppings within the space of a couple of weeks.


There is a saying that chickens come home to roost – and it means that bad deeds will follow you home but it should be pigeons rather than chickens because pigeons bring all their pent up poo home with them. The reason is because a pigeon flies with its feet directly under the poop exhaust so excreting in mid-flight would mean that the pigeon would have to poo on its feet. Contrary to the sentiment that these birds don’t mind smelly feet the pigeon learns from an early age to back up to a handy ledge and drop the bomb over the side. Also the pigeon’s anatomy is designed to store the faeces once excreted from the anus into a ‘holding’ chamber called the cloaca (which is Latin for sewer). This is a result of the bird not really being designed to soar so it is difficult (but not impossible) to take an inflight toilet break while pumping its wings furiously to stay aloft. Humans are similar where we can’t go to ‘the toilet’ whilst jumping about unless some special circumstances exist like watching a horror movie alone at night and hearing a moan and a bowel loosening creak on the floor boards right behind you.


So the urban pigeon eats some fast food and from the garbage (and whatever else it can get), flies around and then comes home to wherever it roosts, gets nice and comfy, backs up a bit and sends a torrent of poo over the edge. This poo has been sloshing around in this containment area at a nice consistent body temperature creating a poo cocktail laced with bacteria and fungus!


Related article: Why pigeons are a health hazzard


Obviously this situation left unchecked will quickly build up and leave you with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of pigeon manure. If you are an avid gardener then you may be tempted to mix some of the pigeon poo into the tomato patch as it contains nitrate, phosphate and potassium which are essential for plant growth… Except that this mainly applies to seabirds, bats and other Guano producing species like seals. So all you are doing is ‘spicing’ up your tomatoes with some nitrate and lots of toxins and may end up growing mutant tomatoes. And don’t even think about trying out the other uses for Guano and substituting pigeon poo – like making gunpowder or applying powdered as a facial treatment (ask a Japanese Geisha how they traditionally maintained a porcelain like skin complexion).


The best bet then would be to contact Eagle Eye Bird Control and let us help you move the birds on. Once done there is unfortunately the inevitable clean up to get your premises back to pristine pest bird free condition.


Related article: How to clean up after a bird infestation problem

Disclaimer – There is no evidence to support the comment that pigeon poo will help you grow mutant tomatoes but you can try...

When planning a trip whether it is for business or pleasure a few safety concerns generally spring to mind at some point. The level of your ‘travel paranoia’ and the extent of the colourful narrative of your mind will depend on whether these concerns are dismissed out of hand, or you end up imaging some kind of lost/castaway scenario where the plane could crash and leave you having to hunt wild boar with cheap airline plastic knives and forks and build a raft from suitcases stuffed with empty water bottles, all tied together with underwear elastic.

In the end, if you still have the courage to step on the plane after these flights of fancy (perhaps you’ve also packed a mini survival kit just to feel safer), we have to place our trust in the companies and authorities to get us to our destinations and back home safely.
There are plenty of ways for an airplane to get into trouble – caught in heavy weather, lightning, mechanical failure, human error, sabotage, The Bermuda Triangle – but the most dangerous times are just before the plane lands (or crash lands) and during the take-off. One of the biggest concerns for a mechanically sound plane is a bird strike. According to the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) more than 9000 birds are struck by airplanes every year in the USA. Most of these strikes only result in a small dent and the need to call the ground crew to do a bit aesthetic cleaning, but sometimes they strike a more vulnerable part of the plane and cause serious damage.

To allay fears of planes being reduced to burning wreaks on the runway after a bird strike, one airplane manufacturer released a video of them firing dead birds at an engine in slow motion. The engine survives and the birds are reduced to mincemeat. But in another video a plane is captured ‘collecting’ a bird on take-off and very suddenly going from text book take-off to having to execute emergency plan B. See the videos on our Facebook page: Bird Causes Plane to Land and Bird Vs Engine

Airfields attract birds in large numbers. This is because airfields tend to be built at the edge of an urban belt and next to areas of unused land or conservation sites. This proximity of food sourced from the urban areas and the expanse of open land makes this an ideal habitat for birds who don’t mind the sound of turbines zooming overhead.
The most effective means of reducing bird damage to airplanes is to change the behaviour of the native birds so they don’t fly in the path of the planes. This can be achieved by using a combination of Eagle Eye products – see our related article Airport Bird Management for more.

Extreme Shadow

The new EXTREME Sound System is the most humane and environmentally friendly way of keeping BATS, RODENTS and ROOSTING/NESTING PIGEONS away from unwanted areas.

With this exciting new Pest Control sound system we have 100% client satisfaction!!

It is a small, lightweight product but has a huge impact on roosting (sleeping) pigeons.
We have installed this product at many sites where pigeons roost and found that more than 90% of the pigeons have relocated within 2-3 weeks!

The nice thing about this product is the fact that it's inaudible and has no impact on people at all.
It can therefore be used inside shopping centersfactoriesrestaurants and places where people work or gather!
Please note that the Extreme Sound System is specially designed to relocate roosting pigeons and does not work for other bird species!!
The range of the sound system is: 15m x 10m (50 ft. x 33 ft.)
Power supply: Input: 100-240v Output: 9 volt (Transformer)

Extreme image to show range distance RSA  Extreme image to show range with obstacle



Effective on roosting Pigeons and Bats! 

Birds are attracted to food manufacturers because once they have gained access to the building there is plenty of roosting space and lots of free food! The trouble with many warehouse buildings is that they offer little resistance to a tough feral pigeon intent on breaking and entering.

The nature and construction of the buildings make it a perfect environment for bird infestation.

  • There is usually no ceiling to create a barrier between the loft space and the birds, allowing for quick and easy contamination of the food products.
  • There are large doors that allow for deliveries but also make it easy for birds to enter.
  • Lots of storage space, stacked containers, high ceiling beams, suspended lighting, etc. allow the pest birds that have gained access to dodge anything but a determined effort to remove them.
  • Usually once the birds have your address they are likely to keep coming back.

Apart from losing a few ingredients to these free loaders, having to duck the occasional flyby, finding bird faeces, feathers, etc. in the food and feeling like you need to use an umbrella inside – there are the food safety issues to be concerned with. Pigeons are not called flying rats for nothing! They carry all sorts of nasty germs, viruses, bacteria, flees and mites. Their droppings are the main source of contamination and disease transmission from birds to humans.

Related Article: Pigeons are a Health Hazard

The best bird control method is to practice prevention before an infestation. If you are moving premises or setting up a food processing warehouse then ensure that there are bird control measures in place before the factory starts production.

Related article: Bird Control Basics

Ensuring lasting Bird Control is most effective when bird control products are used in conjunction to complement each other. Take a look at our Popular Bird Control Products

 

Let’s face it the last thing you want to do on holiday is to spend it on the toilet because you accidently drank some dodgy lake water! There is a phrase that goes “I don’t drink water because fish poo in water!” The phrase is commonly used in the hopes of getting something stronger to drink - but as it turns out a bit of fish poo is the least of your worries. While E.coli is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm bodied animals and some strains are used for medicinal purposes, a high E.coli count in the water can’t be overlooked and usually results in the body of water being closed for recreation.

E.coli gets into the water through the faeces of animals that frequent the water such as water birds, dogs and humans. The rain brings in more when the faeces on the banks of the lake and surrounding residential streets get washed into the lake. Most E.coli strains can’t survive outside the host for long periods, so a high E.coli count is directly related to the amount of animals contributing to that overall count.

In Waukesha's Lake Country is the popular Pewaukee Lake that came to the attention of our American Eagle Eye Bird Control team. The Village of Pewaukee was looking for a way to keep their lake free of E.coli and open for recreational boats, sports and tourism. In the past there have been incidences of such high E.coli counts that have forced the authorities to close the lake resulting in disappointed tourists and preventing the local ski club from preforming their acrobatic shows.

The Village of Pewaukee did some investigation to find a solution to keep their lake beachfront pest bird free and installed two Eagle Eye units after discovering that the local motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson uses Eagle Eye Bird Control and is very pleased with the results. The funds used to purchase the Eagle Eye units were raised by the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club during the Clean Water Festival.

At this point Eagle Eye Bird Control stepped in and donated 10 FlashFlags to the cause. The FlashFlags are another product in the bird control arsenal that is used to compliment the Eagle Eye units to achieve an even higher success rate.

A Letter from Pewaukee Park & Recreation in response to the help from Eagle Eye Bird Control

Thank you very much for your interest and gracious donation to our effort to reduce e-coli at our local beach! We have been very fortunate to have a motivated group of people who want cleaner water for generations to come that worked hard to get donations to put toward clean water efforts. The Eagle Eye systems we have placed on our beach have been extremely effective so far and we are very pleased with the results!

Your donation is greatly appreciated and the community will be excited to hear more efforts are being put toward keeping our beach clean!

 Eagle Eye Management and Staff would like to wish all our loyal Customers and Suppliers and their families a joyous holiday season and a smashing New Year!!!